9 New Movies This Week: ‘Dog’, ‘Uncharted,’ ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre,’ and More!

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There are a ton of new movies this week to check out!

This week Channing Tatum goes on a road trip with a Belgian Sheepdog in Dog, the high-action adventure film, Uncharted with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, and Leatherface returns after 50 years of hiding in Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

Here’s the rundown of new movies this week that are coming out in theaters, as well as those releasing on the major streaming platforms.

New Movies Coming Out This Week February 14 – 20, 2022

Dog
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 Dog  (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Summary: Dog is about Briggs (Channing Tatum), a grieving former Army Ranger who wants to get back into the Army. Surprisingly, Briggs is given a chance to prove himself when he is assigned to take Lulu, a retired military working dog, on a road trip to go to the dog’s late handler’s funeral. It’s a trip that will change everything.

What To Watch For: This is the first feature film Channing Tatum directed. Tatum co-directed the film with screenwriter Reid Carolin, who wrote undoubtedly one of Channing’s biggest films, Magic Mike (2012).

Word on the Street: Lulu is a Belgian Sheepdog, a breed with a long history of working in the military.

My Take: Any film where the co-star is a dog is a film that I want to see.

Uncharted
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Uncharted  (2022)

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Summary: The action starts in Uncharted when Nathan (Tom Holland) meets up with legendary treasure hunter Sully (Mark Wahlberg) to go on an adventure to find the lost fortune of explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Straightaway, a simple heist becomes a race to find the 5 billion dollars in gold before the ruthless Santiago Moncada (Antonio Banderas) can.

What to Watch For: The film serves as a prequel to the Uncharted video game series.

Word on the Street: The film is full of stunts. And consequently, Tom Holland called the plane sequence in the movie the most brutal action scene he has ever filmed.

My Take: It seems like this movie has had just about every star out there attached to this film before they cast Wahlberg and Holland.

The Cursed
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The Cursed  (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: In theatres nationwide on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Summary: The Cursed takes place in rural 19th-century France, where a gypsy has cursed a small village and the nearby landowners. Consequently, a pathologist, John McBride (Boyd Holbrook), has come to town to investigate the attacks happening to the town folk. This supernatural menace is something that McBride has seen before with deadly results.

What to Watch For: The film made its premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Formerly the film was under the title Eight for Silver.

Word on the Street: Writer/director Sean Ellis was previously nominated in 2006 for an Academy Award for his short film Cashback.

My Take: I am always in the mood for a good horror film, especially those dealing with werewolves.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: Premiering on the Netflix platform on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Summary: In the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a group of young friends visit a small, remote town in Texas. Little do they know, just outside of town is a house that is home to a family who has hidden their existence for almost 50 years, the home of a monster: Leatherface.

What to Watch For: This is the ninth installment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

Word on the Street: The film brings back the character of Sally Hardesty, the sole survivor of Leatherface’s killing spree in the original movie.

My Take: I am a massive fan of the 1974 film and have a framed original movie poster hanging in my living room.

The Worst Person in the World
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The Worst Person in the World    (2021)

Rating: R

Release Date: Playing in select theatres on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Summary: The Worst Person in the World takes place over four years as we follow the life of Julie (Renate Reinsve), a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and her struggle to find a career.

What To Watch For: The film has been nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best International Feature Film.

Word on the Street: Renate Reinsve almost quit the business before being cast as the lead Julie in the film. Surely Reinsve will be in the acting game for a long time based on her award-winning performance in the film.

My Take: All three film critic groups I belong to nominated the movie for awards, including the Atlanta Film Critics Circle, which nominated the movie for Best Film.

Jeen-yuhs
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Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy   (2022)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: To be released on the Netflix platform, with the first chapter coming out on February 16, 2022.

Summary: Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy follows the life of Kanye West, as he rose to become a best-selling artist, businessman, and a global brand.

What to Watch For: The documentary will be in three parts, for a total of 4 hours and 30 minutes. Each chapter will be released in subsequent weeks.

Word on the Street: Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah have been filming West for over 20 years to make the series.

My Take: The film got great reviews at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. And, subsequently, should be a big hit for Netflix.

Breaking Bread
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Breaking Bread    (2020)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Now playing in select theatres

Summary: Breaking Bread is a documentary on a food festival that pairs Arab and Jewish chefs to collaborate on exotic dishes, changing the world one plate at a time.

What to Watch For: The film centers on Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef award, who is on a quest to make a difference in a world challenged by conflict.

Word on the Street: This is the first feature film directed by Beth Elise Hawk. She previously produced the 2009 documentary I Am Rick James.

My Take: I love documentaries about the culture surrounding chefs and the food they make.

Pursuit
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Pursuit   (2022)

Rating: R

Release Date: In select theatres and On-Demand on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Summary: In Pursuit, a hacker, Rick Calloway (Emile Hirsch), has crossed the line with the people he works for, and now his wife is being held until he can complete a mission. Meanwhile, a cop (Jake Manley) is hot on his trail and will do anything to find him. The question is if Rick’s mobster father (John Cusack) is behind the whole thing.

What to Watch For: The cast includes William Katt, Andrew Stevens, Alexandria DeBerry, and Elizabeth Faith Ludlow.

Word on the Street: Emile Hirsch is best known for his award-winning performance in the Oscar-nominated 2007 film Into the Wild.

My Take: I loved Emile Hirsch in the 2013 film Prince Avalanche that he co-starred on with Paul Rudd.

Beans
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Beans   (2020)

Rating: N/A

Release Date: Now playing on major streaming services and On-Demand

Summary: Beans is about the 78-day standoff between the Mohawk community and the federal government when a golf course wants to expand into a tribal burial ground. Beans (Kiawentiio) is a young Mohawk girl who fights with her family for their right to keep a part of their history from being destroyed.

What to Watch For: The film was a big hit on the film festival circuit, winning the Crystal Bear Award at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: The film is based on a true story known in Canada as The Oka Crisis.

My Take: I think it is fascinating that this story is based on the actual events that Tracey Deer, the writer/director of the film, experienced herself as a twelve-year-old.

What New Movies This Week Are You Planning to Watch?

And that’s your new releases for the week of February 14 – February 20, 2022.

In our comment section below, let us know what new movies this week you are excited to see!

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